One more week until Banned Books Week! This year the annual event is celebrating graphic novels/comic books/pictures with words/visual narratives…all of it. 

So catch up and read the Comics Code the industry self-imposed in 1954 after criticism by psychologist Frederick Wertham and a hearing by United States Senator Estes Kefauver (D-TN). 

The Public Library of Brookline, MA is hosting a lecture called “Banned Books Week: When Comics Almost Died” by expert Carol Tilley on September 22nd at 7:00pm:

Sixty years ago, three events endangered comics: the publication of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham’s anti-comics polemic Seduction of the Innocent, US Senate hearings on the relationship between comic books and juvenile delinquency, and the development of the Comics Code Authority, a censorship body that restricted content. CAROL TILLEY, whose research into Wertham’s revealed the doctor fabricated some of his findings, takes listeners behind the scenes, to reveal this fateful year in comics history. Learn untold stories of Wertham, Senator Estes Kefauver and the kids who tried to fight the tide of anti-comics momentum.

See http://www.brooklinelibrary.org/programs/special-events/140922-banned-books-week-when-comics-almost-died for more information.

anonymous said:

In Las Vegas,Nevada,USA. It's got the blood-stained wall where the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre took place and a second floor courtroom that is the location of one of fourteen national Kefauver Committee hearings took place. you can also sit in a replica electric chair, listen to actual wire taps, train in a police simulator, or "fire" an actual Tommy Gun.

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Publication date: September 2014
Source:Leukemia Research, Volume 38, Issue 9
Author(s): Kami Maddocks , Amy S. Ruppert , Rebekah Browning , Jeffrey Jones , Joseph Flynn , Cheryl Kefauver , Yue Gao , Yao Jiang , Darlene M. Rozewski , Ming Poi , Mitch A. Phelps , Erica Harper , Amy J. Johnson , John C. Byrd , Leslie A. Andritsos
Adequate dosing of lenalidomide in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) remains unclear. This study determined maximum tolerated dose (MTD) in relapsed CLL patients (Cohort A) and patients achieving a partial response (PR) or better to recent therapy (Cohort B). Thirty-seven patients were enrolled. MTD was 2.5mg followed by 5.0mg continuous. In Cohort A, tumor flare grade 1–2 occurred in 15 patients (50%) and grade 3 in 1 patient (3%). Cohort A had 19 of 23 evaluable (83%) patients, 4 PR (17%) and 15 (65%) stable disease (SD), Cohort B had 6 of 7 patients (86%) with SD. Despite overall response rate not being high, many patients remained on therapy several months with SD.

via ScienceDirect Publication: Leukemia Research

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